Makers of supernatural claims have an inescapable burden of proof. Many thanks to Jolulipa for Spanish closed captions: http://www.youtube.com/user/jolulipa
The study of theology, as it stands in the Christian churches, is the study of nothing; it is founded on nothing; it rests on no principles; it proceeds by no authority; it has no data; it can demonstrate nothing; and it admits of no conclusion.
Thomas Paine, The Age of Reason.
During my Philosophy major days, I wrote two papers, one concerning the classical proofs for the 'existence' of 'god', and an evaluation for the positivists model for the sciences.
All of the classical proofs for the existence of god were found to be false via propositional calculus. Pascal's Wager even has a falt where the 'choice' to 'believe' has the same result as the 'choice' to 'disbelieve'.
The positivists model has a falt where there might be a class of 'objects', that exist, but offer no means of proof. I expect that this just implies that, if such a class 'existed' this would show where the need/demand for evidence could fail. I expect such a 'class' is emthy, with no members, but 'knowing' this could be premature.
In hindsight, this all might imply a cognitive 'hole', past which we are either limited by evidence or new suppositions/hypothesis. Within this 'hole' could be many/all of unfounded/unsubstantiated beliefs, hopes, bad cognition, etc. The concept of 'god/s', bigfoot, aliens, lockness monster, soul, time travel, etc could rest inside this hole, and often times are attractive to dreamers, fools, idealists, and thinkatheist 'snake charmers' and 'get the atheist' debaters.
As the sciences push on the horizen of this 'hole', it may not smaller, but deepen our mysterys and understanding of ourselves.
Very good James...of course as Kant would have said..."existence is not a predicate" but lets not go there..lol
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